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What Does a Wedding Cost in the Raleigh Area?

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The first time in planning a wedding can be overwhelming. So many different things to plan for. Guests. Hotels. Wedding site. Rehearsal dinners. Wedding reception. Caterer. Music. Flowers. Wedding Dress. Tuxedo. Brides maids dresses. Gifts. Invitations. Honeymoon. Menu. Wedding Cake.

Here are some ranges for prices in the Raleigh North Carolina area.

Cakes run between $3.50 – $10 a person.

DJ‘s run between $600 and $2500. (Hire someone who does it for a living)

Flowers cost between $25 a bouquet or boutonnieres up to $250 and more for centerpieces.

Catering costs $15/person and up for drop off  service with no servers

$30/person with a server all the way up to

$150/person for full service and the best in fine food.

Wedding reception venues can be as inexpensive as a park rental, to under $1000 for the Lions’ Club up to $8000 for a very elegant location. Click here for a great list of local venues where we’ve catered weddings.

Tables cost between $8 – 12 each for rental.

Chairs are between $1.50 to $13 depending on how fancy they are.

Place settings start at $1.50 for disposable up to $15.00/person.

Photographers start at $800 for the most basic service up to $5,000 and more.

At Catering By Design, we can help you plan your whole wedding, or work with your wedding planner, whatever way you prefer. We will work within your budget. If you’re looking to keep your costs down, the more your family and friends are willing to help, the lower the expense will be. You can even get catering for $12 / person.

If you’re looking to go all out, we can also provide that for you.

Call us at Catering By Design and tell us what you’d like to do. 919-481-2366.


We’re Catering by Design and we would love to cater your event. Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We cater events throughout the greater Raleigh area, and even into Hillsborough, Fuquay Varina, Rocky Mount, New Hill and Southern Pines.

Call us at (919) 481-2366. Find out how we can help you have the best time and happiest guests at your next event.

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